Viewpoints: Human Rights Challenges in the Field

Since we launched our Viewpoint feature in December 2019 to celebrate 25 years of Health and Human Rights, we have published 14 articles from leading health and human rights scholars. Each has reflected on the progress of our field since the launch of the Journal under the editorship of Jonathan Mann in 1994, and offered thoughts on today’s challenges, and those imminent. We encourage readers to share these with their colleagues and students.

We now invite activists and human rights defenders to contribute Viewpoints that reflect on their experiences and their research—describing what health and human rights looks like today. Whether it is a brief report highlighting on-going or emerging health and human rights concerns, a summary of a rights-based intervention or advocacy effort, an analysis of new legislation that is anticipated to promote human rights—we hope that Viewpoints can inform and engage the human rights community. Send us what you think is urgent and overlooked or innovative and new.

We anticipate this space could build bridges between different disciplines and the multiple actors within each and provide an opportunity for health and human rights practitioners to describe their work, challenges, and vision.

Submissions should be between 800 and 1500 words.  See full details here.